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Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity occurs when external stimuli trigger the nerves. There is a sudden, sharp, shooting pain in one or more teeth, and sensitivity toward hot, cold, sweet, and spicy food items. It is caused by overzealous brushing, tooth grinding, and gingival diseases. It is treated by the dentist depending upon the condition and the treatment required by the tooth.

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I am experiencing jaw pain and tooth sensitivity after my root canal treatment. Why?

Query: Hello doctor.Last week I had a root canal. The first two days were pain-free, but on the third day, I began to have a dull ache in my jaw that spread to the joint of my jaw and down to my lower jaw. My teeth feel delicate, occasionally numb, occasionally tingly, and it seems like my jaw will become ...  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, you should see a dentist again about the jaw, and if you have an X-ray for the tooth, see whether the filling material is low.Check to see if you have any food lodged between your teeth. Twice a day, rinse your mouth with salt water and a turmeric combination.Mai...  Read Full »

Is it common to have altered bite and increased sensitivity after dental fillings?

Query: Hi doctor, My dentist fixed two fillings in my upper back teeth. As my bite was different and I had sensitivity, I went back to the dentist, and the doctor fixed it. She said she needed to shave most of the fillings because I had a very heavy bite. After a month, I still feel few sensitivities thou...  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern and worry. But from the things you have explained to me, I believe your dentist is very skilled and did the most exact treatment that could be done. The sensitivity that you are still complaining of might be due to shaving off the tooth structure a...  Read Full »

I underwent a root canal and apical surgery, but the pain persists in the cheek along with a headache. What could be causing this?

Query: Hello doctor,I have undergone both a root canal and apical surgery, but the pain persists. Neither the original clinic nor a second-opinion root canal specialist can find any problem with the X-ray or the tooth. The pain is mainly located between the back molar and the affected tooth, and the area i...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello,Welcome to, after repeating the root canal treatment, the pain and sensitivity persist, it might be related to the last tooth behind the treated tooth. You may have deep gingival pockets between these two teeth, causing sensitivity due to food particles touching the root of the ...  Read Full »

Can anti-sensitivity toothpaste be used regularly?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having sensitive teeth for around one week and now the pain is there even after eating or drinking anything. Pain remains for around 30 minutes then it goes. I am using Sensodyne for around three to four days. Should I use it further for results? Please help as the pain is very muc...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Pain and sensitivity of the lower teeth and jaw can occur due to various reasons. However, the most common causes are tooth decay and wisdom tooth issues. If any of your lower teeth had decayed, you will ha...  Read Full »

What remedies can I do for gum recession and sensitivity?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. I have a tongue side gum recession in lower front six teeth. I am feeling sensitivity and my teeth are slightly mobile. I have gum receding near about 6 mm. Can gum be again gained to its original position? What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your gum recession is not very severe. You just have to get scaling done at every 8 to 10 months time period. And for sensitivity, use Protect (Potassium Nitrate) mouthwash for sensitivity for one month twice a day. And do saltwater mouthrinses before sleeping for two w...  Read Full »

My 2-year-old son's teeth remain exposed and sensitive to cold drinks. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a two year old son, who was born through a c-section. One out of his six teeth is actively disintegrating. The enamel has come off, and the inner part of the tooth is exposed and sensitive to cold drinks. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms look like that of an early childhood caries (nursing bottle caries), which is commonly due to more sweet in the baby's diet and poor maintenance of oral hygiene. I would suggest you take an OPG (orthopantomography), and an x-ray of all the teeth. The treatm...  Read Full »

I have a tingling sensation after the filling from my tooth got dislodged. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a tooth filling done two months ago, and now the filling is dislodged, and the base of the tooth is exposed. So whenever I drink water, I have a tingling sensation. What is the treatment option for that tooth? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Do you have sharp or dull pain? Ideally, an X-ray should be taken to check the status of the remaining teeth. The tooth has three layers, outer enamel, dentin, and inner nerve layer called the pulp. If the decay or the broken filling is in...  Read Full »

I feel sensitivity in my teeth after using a desensitizing toothpaste. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I got my lower tooth filled a month ago and had a complete ultrasonic scaling on the same day. I was having too much sensitivity at the time of scaling and it was uncontrollable. The dentist gave me local anesthesia for the sensitivity. I also complained of my tooth sensitivity which I w...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The sensitivity after scaling is a normal feature that gets relieved once teeth are fully covered again by salivary pellicle. Usually, it lasts for 24 to 48 hours. In order to avoid it, it is better to ask the dentist for polishing after scaling and use high fluoride to...  Read Full »

I have sensitivity in my teeth while gargling. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I need advice on the query mentioned below. I had wisdom tooth issues for many years, and I removed them two years ago. The wisdom tooth issue was there for the lower two teeth, but my dentist advised that even their upper pairing teeth should be removed. So all four teeth were remo...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query, and I can understand your concern. As per your X-ray (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), the tooth is completely decayed. But as per your query, it has been removed so it is not involved. I suggest desensitizing agents below...  Read Full »

I have excess salivary secretion while using toothpaste for sensitivity. It is disturbing. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from sensitivity for the past one year. So I was using desensitizing toothpaste, which was helpful for this. But when I use desensitizing toothpaste, some saliva comes out of my mouth, and it stays till I take breakfast, which is disturbing. I do not smoke and do not...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Check for any abrasion (wearing) of teeth from the sides, close to gums. They happen due to brushing too hard. I suggest using a soft brush and do not press too hard on the teeth. The sensitive teeth should be restored (filled) first, then get your teeth and gums clean...  Read Full »

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